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[ News ] Posted on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 09:26
Departments of Transportation are finding ways to get things done faster, cheaper, and better. The pace of improvement and modernization is accelerating. But can this be sustained? Building a culture of innovation may be the key to continuous improvement – and the top imperative for public transportation agencies today. From automated cars that drive us and may get us closer to zero fatalities,... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 - 15:13
Description Position at World Resources Institute   WRI Overview World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 - 15:11
Description Position at World Resources Institute   WRI Overview World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity and human well-being. We are working to address critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade in order to secure a sustainable future for people... Read more
[ Opportunities ] Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 - 15:08
Bonn, Germany, 11 February 2019 – Starting today, organizations, cities, industries, universities, governments, and others taking bold leadership on climate change can nominate their work for a UN Global Climate Action Award. The award, the focus of United Nations Climate Change’s Momentum for Change initiative, recognizes the most innovative projects in the field of climate action. Winning... Read more
[ Document ] Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 - 14:58
Savills Tech Cities index measures 30 cities from around the world against 100 individual metrics, ranging from the volume of inward venture capital investment through to the cost of a flat white coffee, to establish which cities are the most successful homes for tech and start-up companies SUMMARY Savills Tech Cities are important centres for tech in their region and VC investment hotspots.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 - 14:50
Barcelona residents had until the end of January to submit suggestions for a plan to redevelop the green spaces of Montjuic, an iconic hill overlooking the Catalan capital. Few people live on Montjuic itself, which sports a stadium built for the 1992 Olympic Games alongside museums, a castle and recreational areas, but there are dense residential streets at the bottom of the hill.... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 - 14:45
The Big Apple has taken a bite out of Silicon Valley to become the world’s top tech city, according to a new index. Savills Tech Cities in Motion 2019 ranks 30 cities by six categories: Business Environment, Tech Environment, City Buzz & Wellness, Talent Pool, Real Estate Costs and Mobility. New York performs particularly well on the Business Environment category, whose markers include... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Monday, February 18, 2019 - 14:38
Inger Andersen expected to replace Erik Solheim, who quit amid travel expenses outcry The UN secretary-general has picked the Danish economist and environmentalist Inger Andersen as its new environment chief, according to a letter seen by Agence France-Presse, turning the page on a scandal over expenses that rocked the UN agency. Andersen, who heads the International Union for Conservation of... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 13:43
With regards to purchasing Indonesian carved teak furniture, there are boundless choices – be that as it may, you aren't continually working with a vast spending plan. Refurnishing your office space can turn out to be fairly expensive, contingent upon who you get your item from, and not just that, there's no certification that what you buy will be perfect for the different representative body... Read more
[ News ] Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 14:57
Public libraries are one of the most trusted institutions, and they want to make sure everyone has access to the information cities are collecting and sharing. In recent years, dozens of U.S. cities have released pools of public data. It’s an effort to improve transparency and drive innovation, and done well, it can succeed at both: Governments, nonprofits, and app developers alike have eagerly... Read more

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